- April 6, 2011
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- City, State
- West, Texas (Central Texas)
- Year, Model & Trim Level
- 2011 Limited
Did you drive the vehicle, or did the mechanic drive it? When I had this problem, I had to really get the RPM up really high to get the smell, as it wasn't smelling with the mechanic, so I told him to hold on, and got those rpms up as high as I possibly could get them, and then he smelt it, but he said it smelled like sulphur. That's not the smell, its more of a burnt oil smell. Mine has 6200 miles on her. I had the oil changed right before the 5000 miles, and the smell was gone for a little while. It's back now, but not quite as bad as it was. It's like the oil change did something, but I'm not exactly sure what an oil change can do. I do smell it a little off and on now. I would just like to know why smells are getting into the cabin of the vehicle anyways.
I visited the dealership for the second time this morning. The smell wasn't happening this fateful morning though. I guess because it was unusually cold. Whatever. This is getting old...
The smell decided not to show up with the mechanic along for a ride, and he said to come back in as soon as it happens. Ugh!
They probably think I'm imagining it. I don't get it. Yesterday it happened every time I had to accelerate. I'm almost at 20k miles.
The customer service rep from Ford has tried to work between me and the dealership, but for whatever reason, the problem won't happen when I'm with the mechanics. I asked if they could just replace the catalytic converter, but of course, they won't do it until there is concrete evidence. I understand, but I am completely frustrated with this!